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Macaron fail #2: Wrinkly macarons

Feeling more than a bit sheepish right now… 😅

After doing the full nine yards of macaron-making, my heart sank when I noticed wrinkles were forming while I was baking them. I was almost racking my brains out trying to figure out what went wrong—humidity too high? Nope, humidity is at the usual 40-50%. Over-mixing? Nope, in fact, the batter was a bit under-mixed. Then as I was sitting down, consigned to believe it was just one of those days, I saw the answer staring me right in the face: there on the package of the cashew nuts I ground for the TPT stood the phrase «røstet i rapsolje» (roasted in canola oil) 😂

Oh well… I can try again tomorrow. In the meantime, soft and chewy peanut-cashew cookies, anyone?

 

wrinkly macarons

 

Kitchen nightmare: When macarons turn into paciencia…

This is by no means my first attempt at making macarons—I’ve made them a number of times in the past few years, and since that novice disaster from around 2011, I can say I have more or less mastered the art. Today, however, showed just how capricious this little French treat really is. Continue reading Kitchen nightmare: When macarons turn into paciencia…